When my son was a toddler, I read about this fantastic parenting hack that would teach your child not to interrupt you while you were speaking with another adult. I was to simply nab his little hand that would urgently tap on my arm mid-conversation. Be graceful like Mary Poppins herself and gently hold it in place until we reached a natural break in the conversation. This could allow me to shift my attention to him without being rude.

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